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Are you thinking about starting a blog? Well, most people do it as a hobby, and a fun way to pass time, but when done right, it can turn out to be full time and income generating activity. Before you start your blog, however, there are certain considerations that you will have to make. Here are a few guidelines on how you can build your blog from scratch and probably get a lifetime of sharing travel expenses, sponsorships from tour companies and a lot more.

Learning how to create with WordPress

As you may have realized, WordPress is one of the easiest blog hosting services to create and customize. Set aside time to teach yourself the various aspect of creation, and the process can take as little as one hour, depending on your skills. If you have not created before, there is nothing to worry about because the steps to follow are simple and self-explanatory.

Customizing a WP family travel blog

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There is a number of steps which will go into customizing the blog. First, you have to pick an appropriate name for the blog. Avoid cliché names and if you are planning to blog for the long term do not attach age references to the name, which will also be the blog title. WP has a number of themes both under the free and paid plans. The site will prompt you to upgrade to a paid plan if you want a more personalized domain name. For instance, under a free plan, your blog name would be mytravelstory.wordpress.com, but once you upgrade, you will get the domain name mytravelstory.com, depending on its availability.

Getting the right plugins

After the installation, the next part of the process is organizing the blog. You may want to create categories depending on your content. The WordPress forums are a great place to start if you want to learn tricks such as creating multi-post pages and putting in the right plugins for SEO, chat boxes, analytics tools, backup tools and many more. Note that paid plans also offer you access to more plugins than the free plan.

You can also find other useful tools outside of WordPress plugins. A particularly useful tool for blog writing is an accurate word counter and grammar checker. You’ll find that the length of your posts will affect your SEO and web traffic, so word count is an important factor to keep in mind.

Those are some basic steps that you can take to create a WP family travel blog. Finally, make sure that you understand the basics of WordPress development when venturing into blogging.

If you still have questions, contact me to help you create your dream site.

How to Start a Family Travel Blog

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